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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State University and head men’s ice hockey coach Guy Gadowsky announced earlier this week that longtime assistant coach Keith Fisher has been promoted to Associate Head Coach, effective immediately.
"I am truly appreciative of this opportunity provided to me by Penn State and Coach Gadowsky,” Fisher stated. “It is amazing to see what we have built here as a staff in such a short time, and I am looking forward to continuing our upward trend in the future. It is a great time to be a Nittany Lion!"
Fisher has served under Gadowsky for the past 12 seasons, including the last six with the Nittany Lions. Before his time in Happy Valley, Fisher was a member of Gadowsky’s staff at Princeton for six seasons. Fisher, along with current assistant coach Matt Lindsay, has spearheaded the successful recruiting efforts that helped elevate a former club hockey program to a Big Ten Championship within its first five seasons as an NCAA Division I program.
Including the 2017 Big Ten Championship, the Zim, Minnesota, native has been a part of four NCAA Tournament teams and a pair of conference championship squads in his 12 seasons as a collegiate assistant. Fisher has 20 years of coaching experience including stops with the USHL’s Omaha Lancers, prior to his time at Princeton, and a pair of seasons as an undergraduate assistant at St. Cloud State, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in communications in 2000.
“Coach Fisher and I have coached together for a long time and have very similar philosophies and program values,” Gadowsky commented. “With his great work ethic and passion for Penn State, he has been an integral part of the success of this program and is very deserving of the associate head coach position.”
Penn State hits the ice for the first time in 2018-19 during its annual International Game against Brock on Saturday, October 6, before welcoming Clarkson to Pegula Ice Arena to open the regular season Thursday-Friday, October 11-12.